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Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Greenest Block contestApplication Deadline Is June 1!

2019 Marks 25 Years of the Contest Greening Brooklyn Block by Block

Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is delighted to announce the 25th annual Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest. For 25 years, the contest has been a cornerstone of Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s community greening initiatives, promoting streetscape greening and neighborly connectivity. The contest supports Brooklyn residents in addressing environmental issues unique to living in a densely populated urban environment: greening in limited streetscape spaces, street tree care, use of smart, sustainable horticultural practices, and water conservation. The contest calls on neighbors to come together in their greening and to pass along horticultural knowledge to each other and the next generation.

Excelsior PR logoNew Exhibit Marks 50th Anniversary of the Iconic Year in U.S. History

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and New York State Office of General Services Commissioner RoAnn Destito today announced the opening of the exhibition "1969," which explores the end of one of the most iconic and turbulent decades in United States' history. Located at the Robert Abrams Justice Building's Vietnam Memorial Gallery at Empire State Plaza in Albany, the exhibition will be on display through December 2019. 

 Barrett Art Center“Digital Docent” Boosts Visitor Engagement

Poughkeepsie, NY (November 13, 2018) – The Barrett Art Center has added a “Digital Docent” (SEO with Artificial Intelligence) to boost visitor engagement and streamline access to its community focused programs.  

The Barrett believes art and history play key roles in establishing local identity and fostering tourism.  To address both, the Digital Docent recommends programs, classes, exhibitions and events that will stimulate engagement and foster discovery. …

NYSED Albany, N.Y. – The New York State Museum will open The Historic Woodstock Art Colony: The Arthur A. Anderson Collection on November 10. On display through December 31, 2019, the exhibition features over 100 artworks – including paintings, lithographs, sculpture and works on paper – from the major collection of artwork of the historic Woodstock Art Colony that collector Arthur A. Anderson donated to the State Museum in 2017. This exhibition introduces to the public for the first time just a sample of the highlights of this extraordinary collection, which represents a body of work that together shaped art and culture in New York and forms a history of national and international significance.

3-D Doings SymposiumArtists Sarah Canright, Art Green, Lorri Gunn, Phil Hanson, Gladys Nilsson, and Suellen Rocca explore history, legacy of Chicago Imagists

Saratoga Springs, NY — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College is proud to announce a two-day 3-D Doings Symposium on October 25-26 in conjunction with the acclaimed exhibition 3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964–19803-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964–1980, which opened September 8 and runs through January 6, 2019, is the first in-depth exploration of the little-known sculptural work and dimensional painting made by the Chicago Imagists during the early years of their practice.

George Eastman Museum logoThe museum will also host a free discussion at noon as part of Museum Day,

Looking for Frederick Douglass: Resources in Libraries, Museums, and Archives

Rochester, N.Y., September 4, 2018—The George Eastman Museum will be open to the public for FREE on Saturday, September 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In the spirit of Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day, the Eastman Museum is opening its doors to all visitors for the day to encourage the Rochester community to experience the photography exhibitions David Levinthal: War, Myth, Desire and Gail Albert Halaban: Out My Window, and the History of Photography Gallery, as well as hands-on activities for all ages in the Discovery Room.

Arthur Brooks Ensemble VSaratoga Springs, NY (August 23, 2018) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College invites the public to the final concert of the 2018 Upbeat on the Roof concert season, at 7 pm Thursday, August 30, with the Arthur Brooks Ensemble V.

The Arthur Brooks Ensemble V is an improvisational jazz group led by musician, composer, trumpeter/flugelhornist Arthur Brooks. Founded at Bennington College in 1973, its current members are recognized professionals who have performed nationally and internationally.

Tang Teaching Museum - wirsum_armpits-pressSaratoga Springs, N.Y. (August 22, 2018) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College announces its fall exhibitions and events. From the groundbreaking work of the Chicago Imagists to the latest by artist, musician, and writer Tim Davis, the Tang’s fall programming features influential artists and artworks, talks on today’s most urgent issues, screenings of experimental films, tours, dance, concerts, and more.

Highlights include:

  • 3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964–198, the first exhibition devoted to the three-dimensional work of the Chicago Imagists.

National Comedy Center, JamestownFOR OPENING HIGHLIGHTS IMAGE GALLERY, CLICK HERE

Jamestown, NY (August 6, 2018) – About 30 years ago, just before Lucille Ball passed away, she told her hometown of Jamestown, NY that rather than a museum celebrating her life, there should be a place that celebrates all comedy. This past weekend, that vision was realized with the grand opening of the National Comedy Center. 

The National Comedy Center is now the first non-profit cultural institution and national-scale visitor experience dedicated to the art of comedy.  This new 37,000 square foot, $50 million facility tells the story of comedy from its origins through the present, with more than 50 immersive, interactive exhibits and rare comedy artifacts.

Remembering Woodstock

Aug 02, 2018

A view from the Woodstock audience looking up the hill toward the Food for Love stands on Friday afternoon, before the rain began. Photo by Richard Gordon. Bethel Woods Collection, gift of Richard Gordon.The Museum at Bethel Woods Launches 1969 Woodstock Festival Media Archive

Bethel, NY (August 01, 2018) – Today The Museum at Bethel Woods, located at the National Register Historic Site of the 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair in Bethel, NY launched an online archive of Woodstock photography and video from its collection; making rare archival images available to the public for the first time on the eve of the festival’s 49th Anniversary.

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